School of Discipleship- Session 2- “Heart Transfer Discipling”

Posted: December 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


  • Write down “Discipleship” study scriptures in order
  • Draw the diagram from the Existence of God study with a point for each triangle
  • Write yes or no if you are caught up on the reading


Introduction- Effective discipling is the ability to transfer your heart into another man. It requires trust, humility, and friendship.

1 Thessalonians 2:6-12

1. Discipling is based off relationship and not title/role (1 Thess. 2:6-8)

  • It wasn’t a burden but a joy. They delighted in sharing the gospel with their disciples.
  • Discipling requires mother like care. Are you gentle? Do you have this type of relationship?
  • Discipling involves “sharing your life” not just the word. Openness breeds openness.
  • Mark 3:13-19- Jesus defined the discipling relationship with a role, yet Jesus’ even understood family/trust is built by calling his disciples to be with him.
  • Mark 3:31-35- Already, Jesus called them is family. You must strive to be closer to your disciples then even physical family. These most likely were the twelve he called to be with him and from the get go he had this deep of relationships!
  • Philippians 2:19-24- Paul transferred his heart to Timothy! A selfless heart…what will you transfer?
  • GO AROUND: Have everyone answer the question “would your disciples say they have this type of relationship with you, why or why not?”

2. Discipling involves daily work (1 Thess. 2:9)

  • They worked a secular job as to not require money from their disciples and still cranked their discipling relationships.
  • Colossians 1:28-29– Goal of discipling: Present each other perfect in Christ. How to disciple someone: a) Look at Jesus b) Look at your disciple c) See how they compare d) create a bible study on the areas they need inspired on to be like Jesus.
  • It takes labor and reliance on God’s power daily.
  • Daily admonishing, teaching, and laboring.
  • Jeremiah 48:10– laziness curses our discipling relationships. Must know how to handle the sword (Bible). This is the reason we have all these test so you can effectively use the scalpel in your d-times.

3. Discipling requires a worthy example (1 Thess. 2:10)

  • They had a confidence in their example and could make such a statement about their holiness, could you?
  • 1 Timothy 4:11-16- EXAMPLE backs your discipling just like love and trust do. Are you excellent in your speech, faith, love life, purity, etc.? How can you disciple someone in these areas if you aren’t strong in them?
  • Cory Blackwell would always say “your actions speak so loud that I can’t hear what your mouth is saying.”
  • Discipling involves commanding and teaching. A great discipler knows when to do each.
  • Must devote yourself to reading and teaching. It is the ONLY way to get better. There are no shortcuts. If you are devoted to video games more then reading or teaching you will get the results you keep getting ministry wise.
  • 1 Corinthians 4:14-17– Example produces exact representation. Paul produced Timothy because he had transfered his heart into Timothy. Part of being a great disciple is imitating those who disciple you. You can’t just wait for d-times but you must watch your discipler (ie how they respond to people, how they fellowship, how they preach, how they study the bible, etc.).
  • 1 Corinthians 11:1- Decide today to call your disciple to follow your example.
  • Mark 1:14-18– Notice in this familiar passage that when Jesus called these guys to be his disciples, he had a plan for them…to be fishers of men. The point is, he was taking them somewhere. Making them into something. This is what moves the kingdom of God.
  • DISCUSS: What are you making your disciples into and what is your plan for them?

4. Discipling moves the kingdom (1 Thess. 2:11-12)

  • A good father helps his kid grow up. He moves him somewhere.
  • How do you move your disciple? a) Encouraging b) Comforting c) Urging
  • Jesus moved the disicples to be fishers of men.
  • Matthew 11:12- Are you forcefully advancing your disciples so that the kingdom is being moved?


  • Honestly talk about how the discipling relationships are going.
  • Disciple one-another and come up with a plan for every person in the ministry on where you are taking them.


  • Old Testament Tabernacle assignment (Tabernacle Assignment)  (NOTE: I did this with the whole ministry for Bible/Real Talk and it went amazing, but I had the leaders in my discipleship d-group/class lead the groups)
  • Listen to Kip lead the Kingdom study and memorize the dates/along with the passages.

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